In the week leading up to the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections, Republic TV and CVoter have published the National Approval Ratings - the biggest opinion poll ahead of the all-important elections.
In Jharkhand, the BJPis likely to come down from its remarkable performance in the 2014 polls when it had won 12 of the 14 seats in the mineral-rich state.
The BJP-led state government led by Raghubar Das is facing anti-incumbency in the state. The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, along with the Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Left Front and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) comprise the grand alliance in the state.
As per the latest National Approval Ratings, it is the UPA that is projected to win 9 seats while the NDA is projected to be reduced to just 5
However, in terms of vote share, the NDA is projected to be neck-and-neck with the UPA, at 42.8% versus 45.7% respectively.
The election in the state will be held in four phases beginning April 29. This election in the state will see three former Chief Ministers contesting for Lok Sabha seats - Arjun Munda (BJP), Babulal Marandi (JVM-P) and Shibu Soren (JMM) will be contesting the elections from Khuti, Koderma and Dumka seats, respectively.
The Lok Sabha polls begin on April 11 will continue till May 19 with the counting scheduled to take place on May 23.